Japan’s Mitsui Group To Reconsider Financing Policies For Coal Projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. has signaled it may rethink its financing of coal-fired power projects, a small step for the nation’s banking industry, which lags global rivals shifting away from one of the most-polluting fuels.The Tokyo-based bank indicated this week that it may become the first major Japanese bank to tighten its stance on such funding. “Coal-fired power generation is relatively low cost and has a big impact on climate change, so we are considering to make our financing policy stricter,” President Takeshi Kunibe told reporters during an earnings briefing on Monday.Japanese firms have lagged efforts across global finance to align their businesses with climate change goals. Sumitomo Mitsui and its two main domestic rivals remain among the world’s biggest funders of coal power projects, according to transparency advocacy group BankTrack, even as a growing number of global lenders move away from the practice. HSBC Holdings Plc said last month it will stop funding new power plants using the fossil fuel, joining similar pledges by Societe Generale SA and Deutsche Bank AG.[Kunibe’s] remarks come after Japan’s Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Co. said last week that it won’t provide financing for overseas coal works. That marked the first time a Japanese financial institution has announced such a policy, according to environmental groups including Greenpeace Japan.Japanese banks have been faulted by groups including 350.org and Kyoto-based Kiko Network for their support for coal-fired power projects, especially ones in developing countries. Sumitomo Mitsui’s main lending unit was ranked fifth among lenders to coal plant developers globally, according to BankTrack. Mizuho Financial Group Inc. was top on the list and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. was second.More: Sumitomo Mitsui Signals It May Curb Coal-Fired Power Financing Japan’s Mitsui Group To Reconsider Financing Policies For Coal Projectslast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Jacoby Brissett impact Week 10 QB rankings

first_img(Update: Brissett was again practicing in the portion of Indy practice open to media on Thursday.)MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderBecause it’s the Dolphins, there’s a lot of fantasy intrigue here. Brissett is a back-end QB1 if he plays, while Hoyer is a decent DFS or two-QB option if he gets the start. Brissett being active would boost Zach Pascal into a near must-start receiver against the Dolphins, while Chester Rogers and the Indy TEs would become more playable, too. Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, and Jacoby Brissett are all trying to get back on the field to quarterback their teams in Week 10. Mahomes looks like a pretty sure thing at this point, and Ryan has some promise, too. Brissett is less certain, but fantasy football owners would surely like him back out there to play the Dolphins. All the pass-catchers for Kansas City, Atlanta, and Indianapolis would obviously get boosts if these guys are on the field, so plenty of start ’em, sit ’em decisions hang in the balance as we hunt for the latest injury updates.For injury news on RBs Alvin Kamara, James Conner, David Johnson, and Le’Veon Bell, go here; for updates on injured WRs A.J. Green, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen and more, click here; for the latest on ailing TEs Delanie Walker, Jared Cook, and Chris Herndon, click here. Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates. WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Patrick Mahomes playing Week 10?For the first time since injuring his right knee, Mahomes was a full participant in Chiefs practice on Wednesday. At this point, he’s fully anticipated to start for Kansas City against the Titans on Sunday.Mahomes’ return is welcome for his fantasy owners, along with those who have Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce. An active Mahomes also could lead to a potential shootout that would boost Ryan Tannehill and his wideouts.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPMatt Ryan injury updateRyan (ankle) was limited in Wednesday’s practice. He missed Week 8’s game before Atlanta’s bye. Matt Schaub started for Atlanta in Week 8 and had a strong statistical game. Ryan’s limited action this early in the week suggests he should be good to go Sunday against the Saints.The Saints’ pass defense has been effective this year, but with six teams on bye, odds are you’re playing Ryan if he’s active. His return would boost Calvin Ridley into solid WR3 territory. You’re playing Julio Jones and Austin Hooper regardless.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Jacoby Brissett play against the Dolphins?The reports Tuesday indicated that Brissett (knee) wasn’t sure if he’d practice this week, but the Colts QB participated in a limited fashion Wednesday, which has to be a good sign. He’s dealing with a sprained MCL. Brian Hoyer would get the start against Miami if Brissett is out.last_img read more

City of Wellington Street Department to start crack-sealing on Monday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Street Department will begin crack-sealing the following streets on Monday ~ March 14, 2016:•Crusader Drive•Myles Drive•North B Street from 15th to Harvey•1100-1400 High Drive (Wheat Ridge)•N. Myles Court•Coyote Ridge•N. Settlers Circle•Highland Court•1000 W. 18th Street (Wheat Ridge)•Crest Ridge•1800-1900 W. 8th St. (Crestview Heights)•Homestead DRive•1000 W. 20th St. (Wheat Ridge).•N. Plum – from 16th St. to 22nd St.•Edgewood•North Washington from 9th to 15th Street•High Court.The Street Department will begin with Crusader Drive and will crack-seal the streets around the schools during Spring Break.  This work will continue throughout the listed locations, weather permitting, for two to three weeks.Look for continuous updates on routes and status of crack-sealing for more up-to-date information so that residents will know which days they should not park on the streets in their area.Crack sealing consists of blowing debris out of cracks and sealing them with an oil based material to prevent water from getting underneath the street surface.In order to be effective, we must have access to the full length of all cracks within that block of street.  Please do not park on these streets Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during this period of time.For more information, please contact the Street Department at 326-7831.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more